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A classic inspired by traditional Balkan blends of aged Virginias, Yenidje, and generous helpings of Cyprian Latakia. This is one of Georgetown Tobacco's original blends from our founding year of 1964 and our most popular English mixture.

BrandGeorgetown Tobacco
Blend TypeBalkan
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Tolerable
3.0
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Pipepundit Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipepundit (167)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

A good, solid bulk Balkan/English. The Yenidje is not quite the same as used in Balkan Sobranie, but serviceable nevertheless. The balance of the mixture leans towards the virginias and the latakia, with the orientals playing second (or should one say third?) fiddle. This is not my first choice in the genre, but I smoke my diminishing stock happily from time to time.

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pipesofpeace Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipesofpeace (4)
★★☆☆
Extremely Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

I expected an interesting play of flavors of this blend considering the smells coming out from the pouch, which were very strong. But in the pipe this tobacco turns into a flat, totally lack of flavor and body. A real dissapointment. Same thing i can say about Shenandoah and Persuation.

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slightlyfermentedvirginiaflake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
slightlyfermentedvirginiaflake (10)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This blend is not unlike the typical Balkan blends on the market (as the description indicates). This blend is smooth, mellow, subtly sweet, and with no bite. The Turkish tobaccos do not overpower; a very successful blend. For the English lover, this blend could be a "go to" tobacco and an all day companion. There is nothing really outstanding here, just a good solid English. However, if one is looking for a reliable English, this tobacco is worth trying. I am not sure the blend is much different than the English blends you might find at your local tobacconist. So, I probably will not be mail-ordering this tobacco. However, if you are in Washington DC and happen to purchase a few ounces of this blend, I strongly recommend airing out the tobacco for 30 minutes to an hour. Every aspect of this blend was enhanced by lowering the moisture content. What seemed to be only an acceptable tobacco became much more delightful after airing.

In conclusion, if you happen through Washington DC try some but don't expect a revelation of earth-shattering proportions... Just a good solid English that is worth smoking.

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thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I found this to be one of the better bulk blends out there. It is rich, yet smooth.Not much of a nicotine content at all but it is very satisfying in the flavor dept. Along the lines of P&W English blend without the bite and strength. A real keeper for Balkan lovers. A solid 3 stars.

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PfeifenRaucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PfeifenRaucher (53)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong

I like this blend a lot - I only bought 2 oz. a few years back while visiting the D.C. area, but have long thought about going online and stocking up on this by the pound. It is cheap ($7.25 for 2 oz.) but tastes as good as some "gourmet" tinned blends that cost twice as much IMHO. It has a smokey perfume quality that I love (the Latakia + Oriental leaf I would guess?) and changes its flavor from subtle to full as it smoked down the bowl. Delicious and complex.

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